The building is currently owned by Hylgar Properties, a local company that owns other properties in Hoylake. A director of the company is Tony Crane a founder member of The Merseybeats. Hylgar Properties bought the old Hoylake RNLI station from Peel Ports early last year and it was believed that the building would be made available on a long-term, peppercorn rent. That does not now appear to be the case.
If the dispute over rent is not settled the Trustees say that they will have to vacate the building within a six-week time period.
The museum project (website) was awarded a Wirral Council grant of £30,000 last April and has acquired two further boats in the last few months.
Trustees of Hoylake Lifeboat Museum are holding an extraordinary general meeting on Friday 23rd March, 7.30pm at Melrose Hall.